This isn't up there with Gorky Park, but it is a very well written suspense tale that keeps you listening for more. Very well performed. Some nice twists and turns. I bought the written version for my wife and she enjoyed it as well.
Not sure why there were so many not great reviews on this third Milo Weaver installment as compared to the first two books. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found the juxtapositioning of the different characters in different time frames in different parts of the world to be interesting. Kept me engaged right to the end. love Olen Steinhauers style...great characters, engaging and believable story lines populated with "real" people.
This was my first audio book and I didn't realize that Galbraith was a pen name for Rowling. A really outstanding performance by Robert Glenister...he really individualized the characters. Very interesting characters by the author and good sleuth work. I really liked the main character Cormorant Stryke and his administrative sidekick. I bought the written version for my wife.
The only really good thing about this book is the performance by Jay Snyder. The story line is completely ridiculous and simply not believable. At every stop on the way our main character gets another injury while still taking out multiple assassins. By the time he reaches the destination he should be dead...but he still single handedly destroys around another 20 bad guys. It simply isn't plausible and I know its fiction but come on!!!
This is a long book, but it is well written and not overly descriptive. Keeps you on your toes and the performance is top notch.
This book started out much better than it ended...it could have easily been edited down to two volumes, overly descriptive. The performance by Hammer is really top notch and kept me into it. The description of the book is a bit misleading as the real purpose here seems to be to rehash the history of the south and civil rights, which is fine, but I've been through that in many other books. There is a mystery of missing persons and that does get tied in throughout the novel but in reality that is a sub plot.
My first book by Deon Meyer. Listening...is a little difficult at first to follow the characters because of their strange sounding names, but you catch on quick enough. The performance is really outstanding and well done...Vance really makes you feel you are there. The story, as the title implies, takes place over 13 hours. Tension and drama from the get go. The police work is top notch and realistic. Excellent characters and character development. I'm often critical of this type novel because they don't deliver...this one does.
Not much. Who wants politics when reading entertainment especially when nothing in the description leads you to believe that's the purpose
If you're a right wing wack job you'll love it. The author rails against the EPA, asbestos removal laws, lead paint removal laws...basically anything that's there to protect the environment because he must figure no regulation is best. So the story is cloaked in this political BS point of view. A real turn off. If I wanted political ranting I would go elsewhere...I don't want it in books I read for entertainment. Had to stop listening. The performance is top rate however.
I've read several Jeffery Deaver books and liked them a lot. This one is a piece of literary junk. Beware, the book starts at the almost end and works its way backwards. Very disjointed and this method prevents any kind of character development. This is the only audio book I have ever stopped listening to. I think the editors knew the story was terrible and came up with this ridiculous backwards gimmick. Deaver must have needed some cash. A huge disappointment, I feel ripped off.
The backwards gimmick, zero interesting characters because there is no character development...on top of that, the story itself simply isn't good.
Maybe, the weak story line and gimmick didn't help her, but I didn't particularly care for the delivery,.
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